The Last Breaths of Ashenport
by Ari Marmell
The first of a select few Dungeon adventures to be updated to 4th Edition, "The Last Breaths of Ashenport" is here! The remote seaside town of Ashenport isn’t visited by many, for good reason. When the PCs arrive to weather a fierce storm battering the coast, they discover that something dark lurks beneath the town's pleasant veneer. As other visitors to the town disappear one after the other, it's up the heroes to discover the horrifying secrets of Ashenport.
It stands a lonely vigil atop a remote northern shore, hunkered down against the terrible ocean storms. For most of the year, it sits alone, for trade in the region has decreased. If this were any other town, it would long since have been forgotten, or perhaps even abandoned.
But this is no other village. This is Ashenport. Here, the fish are plentiful. Here, the crops grow and thrive despite the rocky soil. Here, the ocean offers up its riches willingly, like a bashful lover.
About the Author
Ari Marmell has been writing RPGs and fiction for many years now, and has over a dozen credits for Wizards of the Coast. He’s read far more H.P. Lovecraft than is probably good for him. Any similarities between Ashenport and a small New England city known as Innsmouth are not even remotely coincidental. Ia! Ia!